Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Monday, August 27, 2007

Future Liberal Blogger

BTW, she was third runner-up.

HT: Dr. Forbes


Scotty said...

Isn't third runner-up, 4th place?

Tom Forbes said...

No, if Miss Colorado, Miss New Jersey, and Miss North Carolina are also lobotomized, then Miss South Carolina will take over their duties.

Here's a transcription:

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the US should help the US, uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.

Michael said...

It's people like this who keep John Edwards' hopes and dreams alive.

Michael said...

Miss South Carolina explains herself.

"I was never much of a pageant girl," Lauren Caitlin Upton said in an interview published just hours before Friday's competition. "When I first started pageants, I wanted to build up my communication skills for interviews for college and for jobs. I was determined to prove I was able to accomplish anything I put my mind to."

The ironic comments were recorded in her local paper, the State of Columbia, S.C., which she told for today's edition that she "completely misunderstood" the geography question posed to her.

"I didn't do anything wrong. I wasn't expecting [the question]. I lost my train of thought."

Miss South Carolina Teen USA says she graduated with a 3.5 grade-point average from Lexington High School in June, and was a varsity athlete and student leader.

"Things happen for a reason," she said. "That's the way life goes."

"I just want people to know that I'm an average teenage girl, living life to the fullest, learning from my mistakes and living life in a positive way, and that is all I can ask for."

Tom Forbes said...

More like trainWRECK of thought...